Domestic abuse of a disabled person - I received a phone call from a former student now living in New Mexico. She has two children and has been assualted by her husband. She has contacted Legal Aid ...
A woman has a right to file abuse charges against her husband in most states; this is a legal question and it requires a legal answer. I am not a lawyer. The American Disabilities Act provides protection for disabled persons, but I am not an expert on that either. She might make a call to social services if there is one where she lives or simply call the police dept and tell them she was abused and would like to file charges. My best suggestion is that she could go to a home for abused women and that is a very safe place to start and they would be glad to help her even if it is not in her local town it would be worth her going to such a place to find answers. They work with abused women all the time and and relevant knowledge. Previous advise concerning getting out of a home where abuse is taking place should be taken most seriosly. Plese don't try going after the husband with any kind of gun. Any defense will make him doubly abusive. The sooner she gets our the beter. As others have stated we don't know the laws of that state, but this answer will apply in general to any state. Wish I knew more.
sorry fun guy.
i apoligize. i meant water gun..... " pistal ". to get away. sometimes my hands type faster than thought and mouth. " i am trying very hard now to really pay attention before answering." " i am new at this, i am learning, give me another chance " no i dont believe in violence. i have never been violent except that one time and when you are being choked and someone puts a pan in your hand and they couldn't get him off you, thats all i could think of to do to get him off. when your scared your dredlin flows and you dont know how strong you are swinging a frying pan or where its going to land. i do believe in taizer gun or pepper spray to defend yourself if you are in danger and now a days a elderly cant even go out " or" be in the house " with out danger with so many crazy down right mean people out there now.
sorry nanadee foot in mouth.
Manadee, I wouldn't critisize you for what you had to do in a desperate situation. No need to apoligize to me. We each do what we have to do in our individual situation. Generally speaking I think violence leads to greater violence. I hope you got out of your bad situation. You have a right to protect yourself. Everyone does. So take care of yourself and God bless you.